Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor and Alice White in the original 1928 silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Malcolm St Clair was born in Los Angeles and had 101 directing credits from a 1919 short to 1948.  He directed three of Laurel and Hardy’s weak 1940s features.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The popular 1953 version is based mostly on the 1949 Broadway musical version, which was based on the original 1928 silent version, which was based on a popular novel by Anita Loos. who was the authority on the modern woman of the day.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor and Alice White as Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw in the original 1928 silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor and Alice White as Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw in a publicity still for the original 1928 silent film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), made popular by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.